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Will never sell weapons to Pakistan that could change balance of power in the region: Russia

Russia has made it clear that it will never sell weapons to Pakistan that could potentially change the balance of power in the Indian subcontinent.

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New Delhi Published on: February 08, 2017 18:26 IST
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Will never sell weapons to Pakistan that could change balance of power Russia

Russia has made it clear that it will never sell weapons to Pakistan that could potentially change the balance of power in the Indian subcontinent.

According to a report in The Economic Times, the assurance was given  during National Security Adviser Ajit Doval’s visit to Moscow and high-level counter-terrorism dialogue between India and Russia in Delhi last week. 

ET quoted a Russian government official as saying that there was no question of Russia selling Su-35 fighter jets to Pakistan. 

“All reports arguing that Russia could also sell Su-35 fighter jets to Pakistan are false… Islamabad would want to buy these aircraft and other Russian weapons, but Moscow is unlikely to agree on anything more than a transfer of a limited number of fighter and transport helicopters in future,” the Russian official told ET.

He also said that Russia’s cooperation with Pakistan will always remain quite limited despite , the recent deal between the two countries on supply of four Russian fighter helicopters to Pakistan.  

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